How to refresh iTunes library

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  1. Labi macrumors regular

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    I'm adding new music to my music folder but it doesnt appear on iTunes music library. How do I do this?
    Thanks. Sorry if it's been asked before but I couldn't find anything.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Add new music to iTunes itself, and it should then add the file(s) to the Music folder. :)
     
  3. Labi thread starter macrumors regular

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    How? Drag and drop into iTunes?
     
  4. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a

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    You have to consolidate your itunes music before it all will be added to the music folder. im not at home or i would tell u exactly were the option is within itunes. if you click thru the menus im sure you will see it ;-) if not someone else maybe able to point it out to you.
     
  5. Labi thread starter macrumors regular

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    But when consolidating it warns you that all music will be copied into iTunes music folder which I don't want really.
     
  6. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a

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    i see, Hmm now that those songs are in the folder i believe you are going to have to drag an drop them into itunes. Normally when i add new music i drag and drop it into itunes then consolidate the itunes libary. The way you did it now probably isnt the easiest way, but never the less when u drop them in itunes it will update your libary.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yep. If you've left iTunes to manage your music files (which it does by default), then it'll copy a version of the song into your Music folder for you, leaving the original wherever you left it.



    That's only applicable if you've stopped letting iTunes manage your music.
     
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  10. Tudeski macrumors member

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    The script is a MUST GET! Every Itunes user should know about this. You have to have it if you like to manage your own files. i just used it for the first time and it solved my problem of over 14000 songs that I had deleted myself and itunes hadn't realized. Now, my library is clean and ready to go.


    Download it and use it! removes the dead links.
     

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